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Table 1 Demographic characteristics

From: Patient activation in Europe: an international comparison of psychometric properties and patients’ scores on the short form Patient Activation Measure (PAM-13)

Variable Danish Dutch German Norwegian USA
Mean age (SD) 62.2 (7.1) 58.9 (15.9) 54.4 (16.5) 58.3 (12.5) Range 45 - 97
Age groups (N) 328 1829 488 2539 1469
 Younger than 45 3 (1 %) 378 (21 %) 132 (27 %) 353 (14 %) 0 (0 %)
 45–54 years 48 (15 %) 239 (13 %) 110 (23 %) 485 (19 %) 512 (38 %)
 55–64 years 143 (44 %) 476 (26 %) 96 (20 %) 800 (32 %) 398 (28 %)
 65–74 years 128 (39 %) 428 (23 %) 87 (18 %) 583 (23 %) 290 (20 %)
 75 and older 6 (2 %) 308 (17 %) 63 (13 %) 318 (13 %) 188 (15 %)
Sex (N) 328 1829 487 2284 1469
 Male 183 (56 %) 800 (44 %) 240 (49 %) 961 (42 %) 543 (37 %)
 Female 145 (44 %) 1029 (56 %) 247 (51 %) 1323 (58 %) 926 (63 %)
Health status (N) 320 1823 480 2431  
 Excellent 12 (4 %) 36 (2 %) 80 (17 %) 31 (1 %) 255 (18 %)
 Very good 79 (25 %) 192 (11 %) 188 (39 %) 277 (11 %) 465 (31 %)
 Good 181 (57 %) 1005 (55 %) 121 (25 %) 983 (40 %) 411 (28 %)
 Fair 42 (13 %) 525 (29 %) 78 (16 %) 867 (36 %) 236 (16 %)
 Poor 6 (2 %) 65 (4 %) 13 (3 %) 273 (11 %) 102 (7 %)
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